Deontay Wilder predicts Anthony Joshua will be for a rude awakening when he travels to America to fight Jarrell Miller in June.
Joshua announced on Wednesday he will defend his IBF, WBA (Super) and WBO belts against the unbeaten American, and will not be fighting at Wembley in April as a result.
After knocking out Alexander Povetkin last September, Joshua said he wanted to stage a unification fight at Wembley or take on Dillian Whyte in a rematch.
But Joshua could not come to terms with Whyte and Eddie Hearn turned his attentions to agreeing a deal with Miller instead. Wilder was not available to fight Joshua as he prepares to fight Tyson Fury again, but the WBC champion admitted he is unimpressed with AJ’s next career move. ‘Jarrell is still an unknown fighter here in America.
Jarrell is from Brooklyn and stuff like that, but they don’t even know him in his own city. He’s not a name that’s been developed in the market here so for me I don’t think it’s gonna be a great look for him because even Anthony’s not that known here in America,’ Wilder told TalkSport.
Miller is the next man to take on Joshua (Picture: Matchroom) ‘The people that does know [Joshua], they know about [the] $50million [offer from me he rejected], they know about the story of the $15m flat [fee he offered me] and why the fight is not happening.
‘So I don’t think they’re gonna accept it very well, but we’re gonna see. ‘I don’t think they’re gonna get the outcome that they’re expecting is gonna happen.